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NCLB just might save education system

Rewritten federal legislation approved by the president Thursday could ease burdens on schools, with states gaining more authority to control their education systems. A revamped version of the 2002 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) education law now encourages states to limit the time students spend on testing, and it will diminish the high stakes for […]

Guard info if shopping online

Many of the people shopping for Christmas gifts are not only making purchases in-store, but online as well. Especially with the holiday only getting closer, consumers are clicking away in hopes of finishing gift shopping and receiving packages in time. All that online shopping needs to come with extra caution, however. The Federal Trade Commission […]

Use holidays to encourage healthier living

Few habits are as addictive or harmful as smoking tobacco. As a result, it should come as no surprise that quitting smoking is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions. With both Christmas and New Year’s just around the corner, it’s a good time to take stock of the more important things in life, […]

Tell us what you think

The Jennings Daily News would like to know what you think. Though our reporters cover the basics in our communities – council meetings, crime reports, festivals and events, and the like – we know there are more events taking place in our communities that you, the reader, would like to see covered. It is true […]

Yes, more can be done

“God Isn’t Fixing This.” That was the bold, cover-consuming headline the New York Daily News (NYDN) published in the aftermath of yet another mass shooting (or domestic terrorism, however you choose to categorize the tragedy) in San Bernardino, California, on Wednesday. While the NYDN is a publication in which tabloid fodder meets hard news, the […]

Computer literacy necessary for future jobs

Backed by technology leaders, nonprofits and companies, schools in New York, San Francisco and other cities have committed to offer computer science to students in all grade levels. Chicago also says computer science will eventually become a high school requirement, according to the Associated Press. Supporters say it’s not just about learning how to code, […]

Trump pushing some voters to blue

Speaking in Georgia early this week, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump once again expressed his disdain for his opponents and the media, claiming neither has been fair to him on the campaign trail. “How about I tell CNN, who doesn’t treat me properly … I’m not gonna do the next debate, okay?…I won’t do the […]

Traffic deaths up, safety encouraged

Traffic deaths are on the rise, and experts fear the trend will continue. “While the statistics point out a dangerous trend, we have the ability to influence outcomes through our choices and behavior,” said Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council (NSC). “Take your responsibilities behind the wheel seriously and ensure […]

Choosing a 2016 Medicare plan

The Medicare Annual Election Period (AEP) runs through December 7. Medicare is a critical source of health care for millions of Americans, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) sets this time for people to select and make changes to their plans each year. As AEP continues, the old adage “good health is […]

Choose a leader

Thank goodness Saturday, Election Day, is almost here and gone. After all, those attack ads are becoming quite redundant and muddy. Still, we have a duty to our communities, state and even country to choose the next governor of Louisiana. Current leader Gov.  Bobby Jindal has headed the state for eight years, so Louisiana is […]

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